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May 2015
$8

Laney Jones and the Spirits at Natasha’s Bistro

May 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States

Raised on an exotic animal farm in rural Mount Dora, FL, Laney Jones sings tales of love and adventure with a voice that has been described as “a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder” (WPRK), mellifluous and smooth but brimming with passion. Her live performance highlights her multi-instrumental prowess on banjo, ukulele, tenor guitar and harmonica backed by her band the Spirits. www.beetnik.com 

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$5

Summer Classic Film Series: “Blade Runner” at The Kentucky Theatre

May 27
Unnamed Venue,
Lexington, KY
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The Summer Classic Film Series returns, bringing old favorites to the big screen. Each screening involves trivia about the film, organ music and an audience chorus of “My Old Kentucky Home,” and more.  Showtimes are 1PM and 7:15PM. www.kentuckytheatre.com  

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John Ford at Willie’s Locally Known

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Willie’s Locally Known,
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Ford is a veteran of the Cincinnati music scene, playing classic rock, punk and alt country in various bands, influenced by everything from classic & college rock to country blues. currently playing a repertoire of self-composed American roots music. “I’ve been writing songs since my early teens” John explains, “Whether it be songs I’ve written or an old song from the 1930’s, I play what I fall in love with. Many times people ask if I’m doing all original music;…

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Holler Poets Series 84 (7th Anniversary) at Al’s Bar

May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al's Bar,
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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“Holler Poets Series turns 7 years old this month with an incredible show. Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, fiction writer and poet, author of Come and Go, Molly Snow, makes her Holler debut along with Robert Gipe, author of the acclaimed graphic novel, Trampoline. Lexington favorite son, Chris Sullivan (of the Swells, Big Maracas, etc.) provides the tunes. Chris’ latest, Western Movies, is now available. Come help us celebrate 7 years of pushing the lit scene here in little ol’ Lexington. Open mic opens and closes…

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$8

Osland/Dailey Jazztet at Natasha’s Bistro

May 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States

The Osland/Dailey Jazztet Miles Osland – woodwinds Raleigh Dailey – piano Danny Cecil – bass Paul Deatherage – drums   www.beetnik.com

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$18 - $28

David Allen Grier at Comedy Off Broadway

May 28
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY United States

Countless theater, television, film and comedic endeavors have pushed David Alan Grier’s career to remarkable heights and his ability to excel across all mediums and contexts is a testament to his inherent sense of comic timing and creative drive. The three-time Tony and GRAMMY Award nominee was trained in Shakespeare at Yale where he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Grier has enjoyed many accolades and awards throughout his career, not the least of which was his…

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Free

Thursday Night Live

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park,
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY United States
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The 20th season of Thursday Night Live will begin on April 3rd and run every Thursday through October 16th. Featuring live music, food, beverages, and a lively social atmosphere, the family-friendly event is held at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park.  www.downtownlex.com April 2 – August 27 * 4:30pm – 9:00pm September 3 – October 22 * 4:30pm – 7:30pm April 2 – Encore of Lexington April 9 – The Payback April 16 – The Mojo Tones April 23 – Swing…

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Lexington Legends Baseball: Vs Greenville at Whitaker Bank Ball Park

May 28 @ 7:05 pm - 9:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ball Park,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington , KY United States

www.milb.com for tickets and information.

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$8

The Rad Trads at Willie’s Locally Known

May 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Willie’s Locally Known,
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained a reputation as one of New York’s most entertaining live acts. They bring their love of the game to a diverse style of soulful American music, with influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band, R&B, the Chicago and delta blues, and rock & roll. Featuring four powerful horns, a driving rhythm section, and three captivating lead vocalists, The Rad Trads consistently win over audiences with their…

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$6

Otis at Natasha’s Bistro

May 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States

Otis…reigning from Sulpher Well, Ky, they are a young rock n’ roll electric blues outfit touring behind their new release ‘Tough Times’: A Tribute To John Brim.  www.beetnik.com     

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Free

Harry Dean Stanton Fest: “Two Lane Blacktop” drive-in screening at Break Room

May 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Break Room,
1178 Manchester St., Lexington, KY United States
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Hosted by the Lexington Film League, the 5th annual celebration of Kentucky native actor Harry Dean Stanton and his work will take place May 29 – 31. Click here for a full schedule of the weekend’s events, which culminate with special guest, legendary director Monte Hellman, who will take part in a Q&A following the screening of his film “Ride in the Whirlwind” on Sunday, May 31. The festival kicks off with a drive-in style screening of “Two Lane Blacktop”…

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$8 -$10

Cory Branan at Willie’s Locally Known

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Willie’s Locally Known,
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“Branan’s hushed, dry whiskey voice and his sharp edged, story song lyrics make the appropriately titled Mutt a mongrel that rewards repeated spins…” -American Songwriter www.willieslex.com

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Avery Crabtree at Austin City Saloon

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Austin City Saloon,
2350 Woodhill Drive, Lexington, KY United States

Avery Crabtree is a local artist with a rock sensibility and a soulful voice. www.austincitysaloon.com

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Troubadour Concert Series: Hot Rize at the Lyric Theatre

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center,
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508

After 24 years on pause, legendary bluegrass quartet Hot Rize is back together with a new album, When I’m Free and a worldwide tour. Hot Rize started in 1978 and became one of Americas most popular bluegrass ensembles renown for their powerful stage presence, humor and master musicianship. The band picked up where they left off after disbanding at the peak of their fame in 1990. Featuring Dr. Banjo Pete Wernick, bass master Nick Forster and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien,…

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$8

Tom Green Band at Natasha’s Bistro

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States

Tom Green’s many exceptional songs are performed by Lexington’s finest talents: Jim Gleason’s guitar mastery, the moving voices of Marilyn Robie & Missy Johnston, Ricky Baldwin’s solid precision bass and the compelling percussion of Paul Nuzzo. www.beetnik.com

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Free

Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jacobson Park,
4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd, Lexington , KY United States
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Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this event offers a free evening of entertainment. Flicks screens newly released, family-friendly movies in an outdoor park setting. The event also features children’s games, a petting zoo, and food vendors. Guests are invited to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs, however, no pets are allowed. Movies: May 29         “Paddington” June 5           “Frozen Sing-a-Long” June 12         “Big Hero 6” June 19         “The Lego Movie” June 26         “Boxtrolls” July 10          (Rain date)

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The Past/ The Footsteps/ Ondezvous at the Green Lantern

May 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Green Lantern,
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY United States
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The Past is a progressive rock band known for their use of catchy choruses and technical instrumental sections.  The Footsteps is a three-piece psychedelic, bluesy rock band.  Ondezvous is an indie rock band.  All three bands are based in Lexington, KY.   

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The Quack at Henry Clay Public House

May 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Henry Clay Pub,
112 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY United States

The 11-piece group plays a broad selection of hits from four decades, ranging from classic Motown and Memphis-style dance hits, to current rock.      www.henryclayspublichouse.com  

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Free

Bebo Baxter at Cheapside Bar & Grill

May 29 @ 10:00 pm
Cheapside Bar & Grill,
131 Cheapside St., Lexington, KY United States

Bebo Baxter is a Lexington cover band musician. www.cheapsidebarandgrill.com 

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Free

Harry Dean Stanton Fest Saturday Film Screenings: “Rango,” “Rancho Deluxe” and “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me”

May 30
Farish Theatre (Central Library),
140 East Main St., Lexington, KY United States
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Hosted by the Lexington Film League, the 5th annual celebration of Kentucky native actor Harry Dean Stanton and his work will take place May 29 – 31. Click here for a full schedule of the weekend’s events, which culminate with special guest, legendary director Monte Hellman, who will take part in a Q&A following the screening of his film “Ride in the Whirlwind” on Sunday, May 31. Saturday’s events include three film screenings at the Farish Theatre, followed by a…

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$16 - $35

Kentucky Ballet Theatre: Cinderella at the Lexington Opera House

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY United States

The Cinderella ballet is a variation of the original rags-to-riches tale. From scurbbing the kitchen floor, to a pair of glass slippers and the transformation to a beautiful princess. This happily ever after tale, set to Prokofiev’s music, is always a classic. www.lexingtonoperahouse.com 

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$20 in advance / $25 at the door

Willy Porter at the Raven House

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Raven House Show,
3229 Raven Cir, 40502, KY United States
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“On Saturday, May 30th, Willy Porter brings his righteous brand of finger-picking guitar playing and rich songwriting to The Raven House. This Wisconsin native has toured the world sharing stages with icons Jethro Tull, Paul Simon, Tori Amos, and Jeff Beck in a career spanning two decades, eight studio albums, and multiple continents. Willy’s smart, playful, engaging performance style draws audiences in for a musical ride that makes diehard fans out of first time listeners.”

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$8

Nine Bullets Spring Showcase at Al’s Bar

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Al's Bar,
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY United States

This show of local and regional talent presented by Nine Bullets will include a bevy of americana and rock heavyweights on two stages at Al’s Bar.  Including headliners: Caleb Caudle (Winston-Salem, NC) Tyler Childers (Paintsville, KY) BIG SHOALS (Gainesville, FL)  The Rooster’s Crow (Lexington, KY) Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound (Cincinnati, OH) With special acoustic performances in the Beer Garden by locals: Josh Nolan  Bryan Minks  Egon Danielson  Geordan Brewer  Eric Bolander (solo) of Alcatraz Shakedown www.alsbarlexington.com

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The Other Brothers at Henry Clay’s Public House

May 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Henry Clay Pub,
112 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY United States

Their music ranges from electric/Americana, folk-billy, to rock n’ roll. www.henryclayspublichouse.com   

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$5

John Hatfield at Natasha’s Bistro

May 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States

John Hatfield’s music is a mix of warm rock, organic pop and folk heart; with just enough edge to be rock, pop reliability without the overproduction, and the folk ideal of lyrical substance. www.beetnik.com   

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$8

Harry Dean Stanton Fest: “Twin Peaks Homecoming Dance” at

May 30 @ 9:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Green Lantern,
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY United States
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Wear your formal finest and/or Lynchian best and have your Homecoming photo snapped by Shooting Frenzy. There will be two sets of songs by “Who Killed Laura Palmer?”–an all-star band featuring members ofPalisades, Big Fresh, and The Nativity Singers-with guest appearances by Coralee, Robby Cosenza, MA Turner, Chris Dennison, Emily Hagihara, Joe Drury, Joshua Wright, and Erin Reynolds-Turner.

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Harry Dean Stanton Fest: Screening of “Cockfighter” at the Farish Theatre

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farish Theatre (Central Library),
140 East Main St., Lexington, KY United States
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In conjunction with the Harry Dean Stanton Fest, celebration the Kentucky actor, the Farish will screen the 1974 southern action drama film about cockfighting.

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Harry Dean Stanton Festival: “Ride the Whirlwind” screening followed by Q&A with director Monte Hellman

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Theater,
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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As part of the 5th annual Harry Dean Stanton Festival, the Kentucky Theater will host a screening of the 1966 outlaw cowboy film “Ride the Whirlwind,” starring and written by Jack Nicholson (and also featuring Cameron Mitchell and of course, Stanton). A Q&A with legendary director Monte Hellman, who directed the film (as well as “Two-Lane Blacktop,” “Cockfighter” and more), moderated by former Boston Globe critic Michael Blowen, will follow. 

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$10

Bridge 19/ Mouth of Babes at Natasha’s Bistro

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Mouths of Babes is Ty Greenstein (Girlyman) and Ingrid Elizabeth (Coyote Grace). This tender tomboy and rough-and-tumble lady come together to melt hearts and shake souls with undeniable chemistry and an unexpected heralding of wisdom. Mouths of Babes’ sound is equal parts celebration and blues, folk and soul, salve and anthem.   Bridge 19 released their new album in March, Audrey Cecil and Amanda Lucas co-wrote the songs, honing a sound of harmony driven, undeniably evocative music. www.beetnik.com

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June 2015
$10

Glen David Andrews at Natasha’s Bistro

June 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Glen David Andrews, a native son of New Orleans, has made a compelling case for his own deliverance. “Redemption” (Louisiana Red Hot Records), Glen’s critically acclaimed new release, is his balm after a very personal storm. It’s about acceptance and forgiveness, about rebirth and renewal.

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